Consolidated P2Y Ranger

1st Flight 1929

The Consolidated P2Y was an American flying boat maritime patrol aircraft.

The plane was a parasol monoplane with a fabric-covered wing and aluminum hull.

The Navy ordered 23 P2Y-1s on 7 July 1931.

The Colombian Air Force used one Commodore P2Y as a bomber in the Colombia-Peru War in 1932–1933.

The Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service evaluated the Consolidated P2Y as the “Consolidated Navy Experimental Type C Flying-Boat”.

Variants

A P2Y-3 of VP-43 at NAS Jacksonville in 1941

XP2Y-1

One prototype

P2Y-1

Navy version of the Commodore. 23 were ordered on July 7, 1931, and were delivered to Patrol Squadron 10 (VP-10) at Norfolk, Virginia on February 1, 1933.

P2Y-1C

One aircraft delivered to Colombia in December 1932.

P2Y-1J

One aircraft delivered to Japan in January 1935.

XP2Y-2

One prototype

P2Y-2

Was a -1 with more powerful R-1820-88 engines faired into the leading edges of the wing. Other -1s were converted in 1936

P2Y-3

Was the production version of the -2. A total of 23 were ordered on 27 December 1933, and entered service with VP-7 in early 1935.

HXC

Shortened designation for the Consolidated P2Y evaluated by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air service.

Consolidated Navy Experimental Type C Flying Boat.

The full designation of the Consolidated P2Y evaluated by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service.

Specifications

Crew: five

Length: 61 ft 9 in (18.82 m)

Wingspan: 100 ft 0 in (30.48 m)

Height: 19 ft 1 in (5.82 m)

Wing area: 1,514 sq ft (140.65 m2)

Empty weight: 12,769 lb (5,792 kg)

Gross weight: 25,266 lb (11,460 kg)

Powerplant: 2 × Wright R-1820-90 Cyclone radial piston , 750 hp (559 kW) each

Performance

Maximum speed: 149 mph (240 km/h, 129 kn)

Cruise speed: 118 mph (189 km/h, 103 kn)

Range: 1,180 mi (1,899 km, 1,030 nmi)

Service ceiling: 16,100 ft (4,265 m)

Rate of climb: 650 ft/min (3.3 m/s)

Armament

1 × flexible bow-mounted .30 in (7.62 mm) M1919 Browning machine guns

2 × flexible dorsal-mounted .30 in (7.62 mm) M1919 Browning machine guns

2,000 lb (910 kg) bomb-load.

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